By ARTHUR B. MUSGRAVE

In view of the paper shortage and to save a lot of creative repetition, we present here a single, all-purpose, standard letter for all hometown newspapers to address each week to the GI Joes overseas.

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DEAR JOE:
Well, here’s all the news of this week to cheer you and your buddies on in the fight for freedom and to get back home again. The weather has been unusually __ this past week, setting an all-time record. Another freak __ storm struck the near-by town of __ Deliberating only __ minutes, a criminal court jury returned a verdict of __ in the case of __ __.
Chief __ of the police department and Commissioner __ of the city __ department were indicted again for conspiracy. They charged the indictment was a political move, and said they hoped for an early trial. The political campaign picked up new speed as Candidate __ demanded a probe of the __ program and called __ __ a __ As you know, Joe, we are an independent paper, but it is obvious to all impartial observers that the __ party is all washed up.
The ___ club held its weekly luncheon meeting, and heard the __ of the __ board describe his recent trip to Washington. A stiff court fight, looms in the case of the pet __ that was bequeathed $._ by his faithful master, as more relatives announced they are contesting the will.
Police lost a race with the stork when Mrs._ __ had a bouncing baby __ born in the patrol cur on the way to the hospital before dawn. Officer __ is doing well, too. — Ha-ha, get it, Joe? At a special meeting the school board voted to postpone a decision on revamping the __ system, after hearing a report from a committee t hat had been making a survey of the situation.
The chamber of commerce reported that plans being laid for expansion of __ airport call for a field that will be more than twice as large as La Guardia Field, to aid the city’s bid for postwar travel. The report predicted that because of its __ location the city would be the fastest-growing in the state.
Senator __ reported to his constituents on his peace program, in which he advocates the U. S. seize all Pacific and Atlantic islands, along with adjacent territories, and build secret __s along the Canadian border. He said both parties are in fundamental agreement on foreign policy, it being the consensus of opinion that a world organization is needed, provided its affairs are subject to O. K. by the Senate.
Passage of the __ bill, providing an income of $__ a month for all __s, was predicted by the national headquarters of the association. The Legion is launching a drive for new members. Creation of a non-political Veterans’ Bureau to aid returning soldiers was voted by the City Council.
An immediate appeal was being prepared by the __ company from a War Labor Board decision.
A new movie opened at the __ theater, starring __ and __. It is a story about a soldier and a nurse who get into some pretty tight spots and there is some swell tap dancing. The president of __ college told the __ organizalion that the greatest need of returning veterans would be facilities for more education. Chaplain __, who returned from the Pacific __ days ago, predicted in a talk Sunday that there would be a great upsurge in religion as a result of war experiences.

Sports

Remember __? He’s reported to have had an offer from one of the big league clubs to play as a __ next season if you guys haven’t crossed the East goal line by then. Coach __ said in a statement that our victories could be directly traced to the stubborn fighting qualities instilled on the gridiron, and predicted a great upsurge in sports in the post-war world.
The __s beat the __ The __s routed the __s. The __s downed the __s. The __s overpowered the __s. The __s torpedoed the __s, etc. Keep punching, and Tojo will soon be on the ropes, too.
Sincerely,